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Archive - Thursday, 21 March 1996

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  • MP slams blighted homes delay

    FURTHER delays in dealing with the empty houses blighted by the now cancelled M62 Relief Road at Whitefield is totally unacceptable says Bury MP David Sumberg. Though the road has been axed, misery continues he maintains. read more

  • Who will be to blame?

    HAVING made several fruitless telephone calls to the borough engineers department, perhaps an airing of my complaint in The Journal might bear more fruit. read more

  • New wheels carry meals

    MEALS on Wheels users in Ramsbottom, Bury, are now guaranteed a more reliable service than ever because their suppliers, the WRVS, have taken receipt of a new delivery van from Bury Metro's Social Services. read more

  • All in a day's work

    HE'S probably got the most grandparents in Preston! read more

  • Watchdogs unconvinced by casualty assurances

    HEALTH watchdogs say they remain 'unconvinced' by assurances that three of the region's casualty departments will not close following an Audit Commission survey. read more

  • High-flier

    A BRITISH Aerospace flight engineer from Preston made local aviation history when she became the first woman to fly in a fast jet from Warton airfield. read more

  • Justice call answered

    I WISH to thank The Journal for their article last week ('Call for Justice'). read more

  • Lennon portrait in limited edition coup

    FOLLOWING the revival of The Beatles last year their fans rushed out to snap-up CDs, tapes and records, and they were looking also to buy extremely rare and sought after memorabilia. read more

  • A Mayor for the people

    A LISTENING Mayor - that's how South Ribble's new incumbent to the traditional post describes herself. read more

  • Brave Ray beats the travel bug to finish world cycle tour

    DETERMINED cyclist Ray Chadwick refused hospital treatment in a desperate bid to finish his world tour by pedal power. read more

  • Humbug

    A COUNTY councillor has asked Lancashire's Chief Constable not to send Christmas cards during the festive season and spend the cash on extra policing. read more

  • Be a pal!

    I WONDER if you could help us soldiers out in Bosnia by requesting pen-pals (girls of course!). read more

  • Cash boost saves grants scheme

    A £90,000 cash injection has salvaged a scheme to help pensioners and the disabled in South Ribble. read more

  • Citizen picture gives Trust a boost

    OUR cheeky front page photograph of Glenn Challenger, dressed for his first day at school, has been chosen to promote the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust on television in the Channel Islands. read more

  • Roy's back on the street

    RIBBLETON Avenue Methodist school invited their most famous former pupil Roy Barraclough - Coronation Street's lovable rogue Alec Gilroy (pictured) - to open their new library on Monday. read more

  • We shall go to the ball

    YOU shall go to the Ball - Preston Mayor's Ball is all set to go ahead this year thanks in part to your favourite free weekly. read more

  • Report reveals homes are unfit to live in

    THE majority of privately owned homes in Blackburn's Bank Top Ward were branded unfit for human habitation in a new report. read more

  • Frustration for North End

    North End 1 read more

  • Museum is one of our best resources

    GOVERNMENT cuts have left Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery facing a new budget slashed by £70,000, reduced opening hours and the loss of seven out of its 18 staff by April 1. Our reporter ALEX TATE popped in to see for herself what you could be missing. YOU probably walk past it every day, perhaps even throw it a casual glance but chances are you will walk straight past one of Blackburn's greatest treasures without a second thought. read more

  • Stranded ion "no-go" area

    RESIDENTS living in Longsands say they are prisoners in their own homes because it's a no-go area for buses at nights and weekends. read more

  • Bury's treble chance bid in award scheme

    STEAM, water and wildlife are expected to highlight Bury as Britain heads towards the 21st century. Three separate submissions from the Borough are among the eleven so far accepted for the Tidy Britain Group's Millennium Marque award scheme. read more

  • Families touched by tragedy

    AS the bodies of the 16 'little angels' tragically killed in the Dunblane massacre were being laid to rest - there wasn't a person in the country whose thoughts were not with those families. read more

  • Is Shearer the best Rovers player ever?

    ALAN Shearer has been the one saving grace for Blackburn Rovers this season and now fans are wondering: Is he the best player ever to wear the blue and white halves? read more

  • Band aid for the children

    LEYLAND will see one its biggest ever music festivals when 17 local artists and groups line up to play Baby Band Aid 3. read more

  • Fire brigade's burning desire for sponsors

    JOINT the jet set when it comes to advertising - with your local fire service! Greater Manchester County Fire Service is blazing a trail as the first fire brigade in the country to offer sponsorship opportunities to commercial companies. read more

  • Fight to the finish

    NORTH End travel to Cardiff on Saturday desperately looking for the win that will get the promotion charge back on track. read more

  • Things they don't say

    SO a speech by Tony Blair has finally mentioned the environment, a mere 18 months after his election as Labour leader. read more

  • Blackburn in the dark on unitary status date

    BLACKBURN Borough Council is still in the dark as to when it will be granted unitary status. read more

  • Can you help the police?

    A TEENAGER was indecently assaulted next to a busy road in Penwortham. read more

  • Woodbank need every game for title

    IT was mixed fortunes for Woodbank when they came back to league duty this week. read more

  • MP joins terminal fight

    RESIDENTS campaigning to put the brakes on plans for a rail freight terminal in Lowland claim local councillors are ignoring them and have gone to their MP for support. read more

  • Charity in crisis

    A PRESTON charity which helps families who have been homeless back on their feet could be forced to close because their funds have run dry. read more

  • Too little too late for Hawks

    BLACKBURN Hawks have rekindled their slim hopes of reaching the Premiership after avoiding defeat at the weekend. read more

  • Food, glorious food

    ONE of the region's most respected restaurants has triumphed in our Citizen Restaurant of the Year competition. read more

  • Benson on the 'box'

    LEIGH pastor David Benson is stepping into the TV spotlight over the next few weeks. read more

  • Who's a top dog then!

    SPECTATORS at the biggest event in the canine calendar could have been forgiven for thinking Darwen had gone to the dogs. read more

  • Fun boss halts child's play

    IT'S cheque-out time for fun park boss Paul Taylor as he says goodbye to the mothers and children from his play-school. read more

  • Heavy fine warning to taxi bosses

    WIGAN council's licensing officers are warning local operators of private hire firms: "Make sure they're licensed". read more

  • Gun clubs

    THE lesson of Hungerford was quite plain. All gun clubs should now voluntarily disband and all weapons be handed in. read more

  • Fund-raisers celebrate hitting target

    FUND-RAISERS will hold a concert to celebrate the end of their successful campaign. read more

  • Lesson in kindness

    CHILDREN at a Blackpool primary school have been raising money for less fortunate pupils in Romania. read more

  • Wesley Guild Field bid lost

    A LAST ditch attempt failed to save Leigh's Wesley Guild field. read more

  • Lancaster's in the chair

    LANCASTER may be in line to hold yet another prestigious international event. read more

  • Festival fever

    A THREE-DAY festival of arts and crafts - which is set to bring Blackpool to a standstill - is on the road to success. read more

  • Dedicated followers of fashion

    SEVENTIES' scene wear is back in fashion with bargain seekers rifling the wardrobes at Leigh's Help the Aged shop. read more

  • Home rule excitement

    DELIGHT has swept Blackpool Town Hall since the official announcement of home rule for Blackpool. read more

  • 26 miles to the gallon!

    A LYTHAM doctor has come up with a winning energy drink to help the Citizen's marathon man Brian Gillibrand tackle the 26-mile slog. read more

  • Record breakers!

    THE biggest crowd of the season is expected at Lancaster City's Giant Axe on Saturday for the Unibond First Division game of the campaign. Table topping City are currently on an 18 game unbeaten run while second-placed Lincoln United have come out on top in their last eight games. They square up in what could be a championship decider on Saturday afternoon. The Blues are 10 points clear at the top of the league but Lincoln could close that gap to just one point should they win their three games in hand. A win in Saturday's six-pointer means they could snatch the league title from Lancaster's grasp. City manager Alan Tinsley said: "This is the big game. A win means that we would only have to pick up a few extra points before the end of the season and we are there. read more

  • Rescue package is planned for Darwen Market Arcade

    THE DAYS of empty stalls on a Darwen market could soon be over if a specially designed rescue package is successful. read more

  • Drug dealers' HQ cleaned-up

    DRUGS dealers have been driven out of Leigh Library which they used as a headquarters for their activities. read more

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